The beaches in Jamaica are touted by locals as some of the most-loved attractions that the island has to offer.
If you are a big beach fan, Riu Ocho Rios is set in the perfect location for you. This property is set along the shore, so tourists can spend every day soaking up the sun if that will make them happy.
Naturally, since Riu Ocho Rios is located right on Steer Town Beach, spending time at the shore is popular with guests staying at this property. This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. For vacationers who are willing to venture off site, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Clicking on each link below allows you to view a detailed page:
|St. Ann's Bay||1.6||WNW||1.0 mi. East-Northeast of St. Ann's Bay|
|Dunn's River Beach||2.0||ESE||3.7 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|4.0||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Grande Beach||4.2||E||Ocho Rios|
|Turtle Beach||4.2||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Mallards Beach||4.7||E||Ocho Rios|
One of the most convenient options is St. Ann's Bay. The best feature about this beach is that its on a small cove and the cape here spouts beautiful splashing waves. Close to amenities but not dominated by urban sprawl, the proximity to the town makes this beach feel like a special escape.
You may also like nearbywhich is usually full of tourists looking for a variety of beach activities. You'll find it four miles east-southeast of the lodgings.
Guests who are curious to know about what else is in the area might like to know how far away the neighboring town or city is from their accommodations. Riu Ocho Rios is situated in the general vicinity of Ocho Rios; it is 2.3 miles to the east of St. Ann's Bay.
The areas found closest to Riu Ocho Rios are listed below.
|St. Ann's Bay||2.3||W|
|downtown Ocho Rios||4.3||ESE|
|Saint Ann Parish||6.9||SW|
Whether you prefer connecting with nature or learning about local culture, you can find plenty to see and do all across the area. Although there aren't many attractions within close proximity to the resort, there are some options, like Bob Marley's Mausoleum, which is one of the closest to the accommodation.
More details about nearby attractions are in the following table:
|Bob Marley's Mausoleum||Historical Site||11.8||SW||10.8 mi. South-Southwest of St. Ann's Bay|
|Annandale Great House||Historical Site||--||--||Epworth|
|Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail||Botanical Garden||6.1||W||3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Mahoe Falls||Waterfall||4.6||SE||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Zip Line Site||6.8||W||4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Turtle River Falls and Gardens||Botanical Garden||4.3||SE||1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls||Botanical Garden||4.1||SE||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Falls||Waterfall||2.4||ESE||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Park||Park||2.4||ESE||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Garden Falls||Waterfall||4.2||ESE||Ocho Rios|
|Milford Falls||Waterfall||--||--||Ocho Rios|
|Movie Theater||4.1||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios||Zoo||2.6||ESE||3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.4||W||Runaway Bay|
|Green Grotto Caves||Cave||13.8||W||2.5 mi. West of Runaway Bay|
If you're searching for somewhere a little different to visit, Bob Marley's Mausoleum could be just what the doctor ordered. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located on the same property as the house where Jamaican icon Bob Marley grew up. He is laid to rest within the mausoleum, where guests are welcome to walk through and feel the presence of a man so loved for his unique style and influence on the music scene.
When deciding where to stay, it is often smart to learn about nearby accommodations as a way to better understand the region. You will find no shortage of additional places to learn about prior to making a decision, as this part of Jamaica plays host to a sweeping variety of resorts and hotels to choose from. The following table shows the lodging options that are available close-by.
|Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa||0.2||SE||2.5 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica|
|Tranquility Cove||--||--||2.8 mi. West of Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Seacrest Beach Hotel||4.0||W||Priory, Jamaica|
|Columbus Inn||4.0||WNW||Priory, Jamaica|
|Fisherman's Point||4.1||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|SandCastles Resort||4.2||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Rooms On The Beach||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Moon Palace Jamacia Grande||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Crane Ridge Suites||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Pineapple Court Hotel||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
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